Sony’s a7 III features a new 24-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with up to 15 stops of dynamic range. It has a new front-end LSI and updated BIONZ X processor to improve and speed along image processing. Thanks to this computation punch, you’ll enjoy a native ISO range of 100-51,200 (expandable to 50-204,800).

As for autofocusing, 93 percent of the frame is covered by AF points, and there are a lot of them: 425 contrast AF points and 693 focal plane phase detect AF points. According to Sony, both low light focusing speed and tracking speed have been doubled compared to the prior model.

You’ll enjoy burst shooting speeds up to 10 fps with AF-C using either a mechanical or electronic shutter. You can store up to 177 JPEGs, 89 compressed RAW or up to 40 uncompressed RAW images during burst shooting. Sony says that while images are wr ... Read more »

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Capture everything with these future-proof VR shooters


Are you in the real world yet? Forget the 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 camera formats, and embrace the world as it is – a 360-degree landscape in which anything can happen, anywhere. That's the selling point for a new breed of 360-degree cameras that usually put two fisheye lenses back-to-back in a variety of designs to let you capture t ... Read more »

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Paul Barnes with son Archie, who was born prematurely in Exeter
Paul Barnes with son Archie, who was born prematurely in Exeter ( Adriana Zehbrauskas/Unicef )

The images were taken on maternity wards in five different countries< ... Read more »

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Whether at a family gathering or in a research lab, getting access to images immediately was a game changer

Land’s understanding of the interaction of light and matter promoted novel ways of characterising chemicals with polarised light

Land’s understanding of the interaction of light and matter promoted novel ways of characterising chemicals with polarised light ( Photographs ... Read more »
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When using telephoto and macro lenses, it is often desirable to get tighter framing on a subject that is being photographed. One of the main reasons is to magnify the subject and improve its detail in order to show it best to the viewer, but another reason could be related to improved framing and composition – by focusing tightly on the subject, it is often possible to remove the visual clutter surrounding the subject, which ultimately simplifies and enhances composition. Although photographers can often simply move closer to their subjects to get tighter framing, sometimes it is physically impossible to do that due to the nature of the subject (such as when photographing wildlife), or when action is taking place at a particular distance (such as when photographing sports activities). In such situations, a teleconverter can come into the rescue. While teleconverters can be incredibly useful, they also have a few rather serious disadvantages that can lead to increased blur and loss of sharpness. Let’s take a look at what a teleconverter is and go over its advantages and ... Read more »

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Powerful. Even in the lowest light.

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WHAT DO YOU get for your money? That’s the question everyone looking to buy a piece of tech asks themselves. It also happens to be the question this recurring feature will try to answer. Is it worth spending extra on high-end gear, or do you get what you need with cheaper models? Every month, we’ll look at some of the cheapest and most expensive products in a given category, testing each to see what their limits are and help you figure out when you can cheap it out, and when to plunk down some extra cash to get what you need.


The legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described photography as being about what he called “the decisive moment,” capturing that image frozen in time that is the essence of the subject. Although much of what Cartier-Bresson was taking about was learning to see that perfect moment, the equipment you use also plays a part in capturing it.

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Are you looking to change how you shoot your photos or video? Are you bored with your smartphone or point-and-shoot shots? Maybe you’re looking to take rapid-fire action shots of your kids playing lacrosse, baseball, or soccer. Maybe you hope to capture a distinctive portrait of your friend or loved ones and create your own work of art. Or maybe you just want to wonder the streets of a big city like a photojournalist and capture your very own decisive moments. Whatever you’re shooting, for the best results,you'll need to invest in either one of two interchangeable-lens camera systems: a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera system or a mirrorless camera system.

Quality and versatility are the two main reasons these types of cameras are used by professionals. And while there are a number of pro-level models for that market, there are lots of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras that will sui ... Read more »

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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 ZS200 review

Panasonic's Lumix TZ200 / ZS200 is the new top model in its enormously popular travel-zoom series. Successor to the TZ100 / ZS100, it inherits the 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, built-in viewfinder, non-tilting touchscreen, 4k video and Wifi, but boosts the earlier 10x zoom range to 15x, increases the viewfinder detail, adds 1080 video at 120p for slow motion, and now includes Bluetooth for seamless connectivity ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that four of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.

The Nikon D850 digital SLR camera was selected for the BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL award, the Nikon D7500 for the BEST APS-C DSLR EXPERT award, the COOLPIX W300 compact digital camera for the BEST RUGGED CAMERA award, and the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.4x teleconverter for the BEST PROFESSIONAL LENS award.

The TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 across a number of categories. Award winners are selected with voting by the editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.

For more information, see t ... Read more »

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As the weekend crowds descend upon the CP+ expo here in Yokohama, Japan, I decided to roam the show floor to uncover some interesting tidbits, hands-on, and other news that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with this past week's bevy of announcements -- from both CP+ and WPPI!

Sony's 400mm f/2.8... exists!

First up will be of noted interest to Sony sports and wildlife photographers: the FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens exists! Displayed under glass at Sony's booth, this new super-telephoto lens, which was announced as in-development back in October 2017, will soon reach eager photographers sometime this summer, according to a Sony representative I spoke with.

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Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling. The lens is a (relatively speaking) light 2.7kg / 6.4lb, and Sony claims it's well-balanced for monopod or even handheld shooting. The company also says that its FE 400mm takes advantage of two new linear motors with 5x faster tracking performance on ... Read more »

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There could be no better commemoration of Photoshop’s 25th anniversary than the trove of unretouched Beyoncé photos that leaked online yesterday. The photos appeared on a fan site called Beyoncé World on Wednesday morning. Within an hour, Beyoncé World had pulled them down, apparently alarmed at fans’ genuine outrage. These fans were angry not that Beyoncé had been Photoshopped so dramatically — as is often the case with these things — but that someone had dared expose her for who she actually is. Laugh lines. Blemishes. Bits of friz. All the makings of a real, human person. The problem is that 25 years after Photoshop launched, we’d much prefer manipulations of reality to reality itself.

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Nikon has announced the 37th annual Photo Contest 2018-2019. The details including information on how to apply Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 will be released on the official website starting from September 2018.

Held since 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest is a premier international photo contest that provides an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019  ... Read more »

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Canon has applied for a patent for a brand new camera lens mount design that’s similar to its EF and EF-M mounts.

Canon News first reported on the patent (#2018-084713), writing that the design may be a first hi ... Read more »

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At Mosaic, photographers often ask us to compare Adobe Photoshop to Adobe Lightroom. They want to know which one they should use. The truth is, there’s no clear cut answer – it depends on the project. To help you decide which tool is right for your next project we’ve assembled this handy guide. It will help you determine when and why you should use each program.

What is Photoshop?

Photoshop is synonymous with photo editing. Originally created by Adobe for simple digital photo editing, the program’s functionality has greatly expanded. Photoshop is used by graphic designers, architects, publishers and photographers.

In short, it’s a beast of a program that helps give creatives their pow ... Read more »

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It can be hard to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to design trends. Design techniques come and go with the seasons, but it’s important to try to keep on top of the latest design crazes, so you don’t get left in the dust. The easiest way to do this? Read some 2018 design trends articles.

Recently, I read Top Graphic Design Trends 2018: The Ultimate Guide which is an excellent source of information about current trends, upcoming trends, and trends that are passing. The author does a great job of explaining how some new visual styles are offshoots of previous popular aesthetics and others are opposing current design movements.

Sometimes reading design trend articles can make you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel – running circles, getting nowhere, and chasing visual trends to no avail. Other times they can excite and inspire you to try new things and experiment. It’s not crucial that you’re ahead of the pack ... Read more »

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In addition to the release of its new “high performance” ‘X-H1’ mirrorless camera, FUJIFILM has unveiled several new products for its 2018 range.

FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 & FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9

FUJIFILM is introducing its first full manual cinema lenses, compatible with interchangable lenses for its X series digital cameras.

Launching locally in June 2018, the FUJINON MK ... Read more »

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The beginnings

The history of the digital camera began with Eugene F. Lally of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When he wasn't coming up with ways to create artificial gravity he was thinking about how to use a mosaic photosensor to capture digital images. His 1961 idea was to take pictures of the planets and stars while travelling through space, in order to help establish the astronauts' position. Unfortunately, as with Texas Instrument employee Willis Adcock's filmless camera (US patent 4,057,830) in 1972, the technology had yet to catch up with the concept.

The camera generally recognised as the&nb ... Read more »

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Posted In: Photoshop Tools & TechniquesWatch on YouTube

The Photoshop CC 2018 tutorials in this article will cover the most noteworthy new features released in in this latest update.

Many new features from the previous release, Photoshop CC 2017, get upgrades ... Read more »

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ombining a super telephoto length, bright aperture, and lightweight design, this FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens for Sony E-mount cameras is ideal for sports, wildlife, and nature photographers. The fast 2.8 aperture provides great depth of field control for isolating subjects as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements reduce chromatic aberration and one ED element further increases performance and image quality by reducing flare and ghosting while shooting in harsh conditions.

Weighing in at just 6.4 lb, this lens is incredibly portable for glass of its size. The weight of the lens is also redistributed to the back where it would sit over a monopod, making tracking subjects and panning easier. Complementing that is Sony’s XD Linear Motor autofocus system, which quickly and qui ... Read more »

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A technician is reflected in a 50-mm Leica Noctilux lens.

It was the curved shape of the lens that led to its name being borrowed, in the late 17th century, from the Latin name of the lentil plant, lens culinaris. In French, another word for lens is objectif—suggesting truth and impartiality.While objectif had been used since the 17th century to describe the optical glass of scientific instruments like telescopes and microscopes, one of its earliest uses as a name for photographic optics was in Jules Verne’s 1874 novel The Mysterious Island. A group of Americans str ... Read more »

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The Canon DSLR and Mirrorless models, which may have been the counterpart of previously registered camera codes, were leaked.

It seems that previous rumors about Canon is testing their full frame mirrorless camera is right. Photokina 2018 opens its doors in September. There is a strong chance that Canon will announce or hint a development process for the long-rumored Canon Full Frame mirrorless camera.

In early 2018, Canon has registered a list of camera codes at certification agencies. According to recent reports, these camera codes are Canon full frame mirrorless cameraEOS 5DS/R Mark IIEOS 90D 7D Mark III ... Read more »

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The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens is now in stock and shipping from several major stores in US.

The new version of its popular 70-200mm F4L telezoom features numerous improvements over its predecessor, including five stops of stabilization. The updated IS is now quieter, and now features three modes, designed specifically for shooting still and moving subjects. Weighing 780g, the new 70-200mm F4L is 40g heavier than its predecessor.

The Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II USM lens is now available, the price is $1299 – AmazonB&H Photo Video |  ... Read more »

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M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) interchangeable lens (launched in January 2018) is the recipient of the Camera Grand Prix 2018 “Lens of the Year” award in Japan.

Olympus recently expanded its M.Zuiko F1.2 PRO prime lens lineup with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm focal length in ... Read more »

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Sony has released firmware update version 3.0 for the Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless sports camera.

This looks like a major firmware that improves auto focus performance, flash control and functionality. Sony also improved the “all-round operational stability”. Several minor changes has also been applied with this update.

Unfortunately this upgrade doesn’t feature the so-called S-log support yet. We also know the community waits for picture profiles and continuous video file naming. Maybe in the next firmware falks. Check out the details and download links of this A9 firmware v3.00 below. Best Lenses for Sony A9

Sony A9 firmware update V3.00 Details


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New rumors about the Nikon D650 DSLR, which has been named among entry-level DSLR cameras, are coming.

Nikon’s FX-format series will be released as an upgrade to the D610, although the name of the new model is not yet clear, the gossip indicates the D650 may be.

As is known, the Nikon D610 was introduced on October 8, 2013, about 4 years ago. If Nikon will hear the new model in this segment, it will be named Nikon D650 and it is thought to be able to drive the market to strengthen its position in the DSLR market.

Now let’s try to convey some leaked information about Nikon D650 specifications.

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Ricoh Imaging officially announced the new Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens. This is the first Star-series lens developed under Pentax’s renewed performance evaluation criteria. This large-aperture, standard lens assures exceptional image quality with minimal aberrations.

The HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens from Pentax is a standard length prime lens with a bright maximum aperture that enables accurate low-light shooting as well as providing a wide range of depth of field control. While designed for full-frame Pentax K-mount cameras, the lens can be used on APS-C format cameras where it provides a 76.5mm focal length.

The US price for th ... Read more »

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Fujifilm released new firmware updates for FUJIFILM X-A3, X-A5, X-A20 entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Installing these firmware updates introduces a new PDAF algorithm for X-A5 while all models gets initial setting of ISO is changed to “AUTO” from “200” when switching to P, S, A, M, and Adv mode.

Check out the firmware update details for the X-A3, X-A5 and X-A20 with download links included

Fujifilm Released Firmware Updates X-A3, X-A5 X-A20 Cameras

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There are lenses which are traditionally considered to be "portrait lenses," such as fast 50mm, 85mm and 105mm primes. There are, of course, many other lenses you can use to capture nice portraits, such as 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 zooms. Tony and Chelsea Northrup decided to do a portrait shoot with a very different kind of lens, a Nikon 600mm f/4super telephoto prime.

How does this $12,000 lens stack up as a portrait prime? Well, we know that it's a very sharp lens, so that won't be an issue, but as we can see very early in the video below, there are some challenges. Firstly, it’s not easy to handhold. Secondly, you need to be so far away from your subject that communication can be challenging. Obviously this portrait shoot is mostly for the fun and novelty of it, but it's worthwhile to consider non-traditional lenses for portraiture. For example ... Read more »

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Just a week after we came across leaked images of the lens, Samyang has unveiled its latest Sony autofocus lens, the AF 24mm F2.8 FE.

Samyang calls the lens ‘tiny but wide’—and rightly so. This lens weighs just 93g and measures 37mm from front to back without the hood or rear lens cap. The FE designation means it works with full-frame Sony cameras, including but not limited to the A9 and A7 III.

The optical design of the lens is made up of 7 elements in 7 groups. ... Read more »

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Exactly one week after dropping its 24mm F2.8 AF lens for full-frame Sony cameras, Samyang is back at it again. Today, Samyang announced the release of a new 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs.

The telephoto prime is yet another addition in Samyang's growing portfolio of autofocus lenses. This lens in particular uses an upgraded dual-motor system to deliver faster, more accurate autofocus performance, according to Samyang. The minimum focusing distance is 90cm/35.43in, roughly 5cm more than Canon's 85mm F1.4 IS USM lens, ... Read more »

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Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. The patent application describes an EF 58mm f/1.4 lens (JP 2018-97240) for full frame DSLR with a controllable soft-focus value.

This will be a specialized lens for such needs as portraiture, street, event / wedding photography and astrophotography. The fast aperture of f/1.4 and a complex optical formula would also be ideal for low-light photography needs.

The 58mm lens will feature an aperture range from f/1.4 to f/16 and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm for producing pleasing out-of-focus elements, or bokeh. If we see this lens in mass production in near future, ... Read more »

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The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The bright prime lens weighs 485g and measures just 72mm long (without lens hood or rear cap). It has been designed with 9 optical elements in 7 groups and delivers high resolution from centre to corners of the image.

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for $749.99. For comparison, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is priced at $1,599. Check it at B&H Photo ... Read more »

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Nikon announced this morning that it is developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format (aka full frame) fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which the company says will “strike the ideal combination of portability and performance.” Nikon did not release images of this upcoming lens; the photo above is of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens from 2015 for reference. 

According to Nikon, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens will be “significantly smaller and lighter than comparable camera lenses” due to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens elements in the upcoming 500mm.

“Despite its long focal length, the lens’ compact body can be attained with fewer lens elemen ... Read more »

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Jupiter’s sandy swirls and blue-hued poles are visible even from Earth. But the Juno spacecraft’s crisp and colorful images begin as warped and dull raw files. The fantastic finished visuals are the result of enthusiastic amateur astronomers, software developers, and artists communicating over message boards. They work together to turn the raw images into accurate art for the space-loving public. On today’s  ... Read more »

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Detailed specifications for the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera are beginning to leak. According to recent rumors, the entry-level Nikon D3500 DSLR is rumored to be announced before or at the Photokina 2018 event.

It seems that one of the cameras Nikon has registered for connection necessity in the past days is Nikon D3500 DSLR. We can well see that the record made with the code name “N1718” has the same connection characteristics as the D3400 and points to a renewal.

So it’s just a DSLR that does not come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi installed. Now let’s look at how the first features for the possible Nikon D3500 DSLR can be pointed out.

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Expected Features

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New reports indicate that the Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony. ChipMod took a Nikon D850 camera apart and came to the conclusion that the sensor inside is made by Sony.

ChipMod also provided a picture of the back of the sensor where we can clearly see IMX309AQJ and 1183456. Sony sensors have “IMX” in their model name.

So this numbers clearly indicates that high-resolution FX-format Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony.

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Tokina released a new firmware update for its  ... Read more »

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The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is inexpensive and portable, ideal for shooting travel and street photos in all kinds of light, like this shot. It lacks a viewfinder, though. So, you need to rely on the display, which can get washed out in bright light.

Credit: Olympus ... Read more »

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This will be the longest, reddest and most dramatic total lunar eclipse of your lifetime – so don't waste it


Image: CC0 Creative Commons

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur on 27 July 2018, and it will be visible to all photographers in the UK – clear skies allowing. 

The spectacle will see the moon tu ... Read more »

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We round up the most credible rumors and throw in our thoughts on what's comingnull

Will we see a full-frame Canon mirrorless camera this year? Or a new line of mirrorless models from Nikon? How will Fujifilm's popular X series develop?

At this time of the year, anything is possible. With most of the main photography events such as CES and Japan's CP+ behind us, the ... Read more »

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And it'll be light enough to use handheld


It's been a pretty quiet year for Nikon so far, with no new camera announcements and just one lens launched. Now, though, the company has announced the development of a new AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR telephoto prime lens.

While Nikon already has the fast AF-S 500mm f/4E FLED VR, the new lens, which will sit alongside that one, should ... Read more »

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Think of lenses with an ultra-fast f/1.2 maximum aperture and you'd expect a four-figure price tag. Not so the new Neewer 35mm f/1.2 APS-C prime lens for Fujifilm X and Sony E mounts, which costs just $119.99 (about £89 or AU$158). 

Chinese brand Neewer is probably known more for its range of affordable accessories, but this is the company's second lens to date. With an alu ... Read more »

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Young bank clerk George Eastman founded a company in 1880 to manufacture photographic dry plates in Rochester, New York. He obtained financing and engaged in research with a goal of simplifying photography. His breakthrough, in 1883, was the creation of film in roll form, for the first time allowing multiple exposures with a single loading. In 1888 he created a small plain black box camera that had a pushbutton to take pictures and a key to advance the film. Sold pre-loaded with a roll of 100 shots, this was the first Kodak camera. There was no way to focus and no viewfinder; the user held the box and aimed it at the desired subject. After using all 100 exposures, the photographer sent the whole camera to the Eastman Company in Rochester for developing, printing, and reloading at a cost of $10. The product's first advertising slogan, "You press the button - we do the rest," reflected this process.

The name "Kodak" had no meaning; Eastman created the brand name for reasons he summarized in his British patent application: "First. It is short. Sec ... Read more »

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Big is best when it comes to sensor size and image quality


Full-frame DSLRs have long been the cameras of choice for photographers in pursuit of optimum image quality and performance, and a number of very different models can be bought at a reasonable price.

Compared with APS-C and smaller image sensors, full-frame sensors enable individual pi ... Read more »

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nullNew products are compatible with bodies in the S, SL and M systems, in addition to the company's Q and CL compacts

Leica has unveiled the SF 60 flash unit and the SF C1 remote control.

The two new arrivals are designed for use with models within the S, SL and M systems, although they can also be used in conjunction with the company's APS-C- ... Read more »

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Headline features include a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens, 24fps and a touch-sensitive screen.

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Two upgrades to Canon’s 70-200mm lenses have been announced – with a new 70-200mm f/2.8L and a 70-200mm f/4L available .

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM replaces Canon’s flagship 70-200mm lens, and has been designed with high-performance and extra robustness in mind. It has pro ... Read more »

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Fujifilm has added another model to its X Series line up. The X-T100 doesn't have an X-Trans sensor, but it does have an electronic viewfinder and a raft of other ... Read more »

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